Like snakes, I have a forked-tongue !
running after my friends in the trees
About Varan crocodile- Lilian
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this species is native to mangroves and coastal forests on the island of New Guinea
Maximum size :
up to 4 metres
30 kg and more
up to 45 years
birds, fish, frogs, rodents
along with its cousin the Komodo dragon, the crocodile monitor is the largest lizard species in the world. Males can be over 3 metres long. It has a slender body, a very long tail and powerful clawed feet with which to climb trees. It’s an excellent hunter and uses its tongue to find its prey. With its long, sharp teeth, it can catch small prey which it kills by biting into it. It’s known as the “tree crocodile” because of its characteristic bulbous snout. This species is still relatively rare in zoos; our couple arrived in Pierrelatte in March 2014. In a few years’ time, they will be introduced to the artificial mangrove which will be developed as part of the next extension at La Ferme aux Crocodiles.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
in the vivariums